Oh, the games we play and the overthinking we do...Read More
People want explanations for things that go wrong. When they can’t point to facts, some choose an easy victim to take the blame. Or, when they feel insecure, they project their own perceived weaknesses onto someone else to improve their self-esteem. If you have a sensitive demeanor or show vulnerabilities more than others, you could be at risk for becoming a scapegoat. Conversely, you may be a very confident person who is viewed as mentally capable of taking the blame. Perhaps you’ve been the scapegoat in your own family. A scapegoat is...Read More
If we’re honest with ourselves, most of us have some part of our body that we hate.
Whether we’re too fat, too skinny, too tall, too short, have too many pimples, or too little muscle mass, our minds – and often our cultures – are very good at pointing out all the flaws in our appearances that make us different from our society’s standard of beauty.
So how can we possibly learn to love and have confidence in our own skin, without being unrealistically “blind” to our faults, or challenging the status quo...?Read More
We’ve heard it countless times: “Be yourself”. Is it really that easy to be yourself? How do we know what it means to actually be our authentic selves? Shakespeare, himself, even toted to be true to ourselves, but how do we get there? It’s helpful to first analyze the question of who we actually are. On the surface, many of us already identify ourselves a certain way, whether that is classified by race, gender, political party, financial status, and so on. While this may be part of us on some superficial level, these are moreso constructs of what was given to us the moment we we born, or are created even from our own point of view...Read More
Ever felt that a love interest (or a potential one) seems to be either losing or has lost interest in you, with no apparent reason you can figure? You find yourself feeling disappointed, rejected, and/or extremely frustrated. You may not find much comfort in this, but the same has been felt by most every other human, interested in a companion/partner...Read More
Intellectualization: eight syllables for habits that could be locking you in a lonely cozy shack.
Psychologists use the word for behavior patterns when someone confronts a situation or memory with strong emotional potential. Instead of living the emotions, someone using intellectualization will respond with thoughts, creating a logical bypass to the feelings.
Imagine Deeann talking to Raquel...Read More
How can you come across as likable in a conversation, honestly, even if you think there’s not much to like?
How can you paint yourself as an ideal candidate for a job you have little experience in, without adding false information to your resume?
How can you show people the real you, without wearing your heart on your sleeve?Read More
Some people are just who they are. You know the ones—those who pretty much say what they’re thinking and don’t seem to change to accommodate different people or places. Sometimes these types can be refreshing because of their raw authenticity; other times they can be worrisome or even obnoxious. Those are probably far fewer than you’d have guessed...Read More
You may have been contemplating recently: what is vanity and how is it not self-love, or is it?
Understanding the similarities and differences becomes much easier once we understand that our upbringing teaches us about self-confidence: what it is and what it is not. Even more interestingly, our society seems to have us all convinced that having self-confidence and self-love is somehow wrong...Read More
We all have bad habits, but if some of your repetitive behaviors are at odds with the overall person you are or aspire to be, they’re most likely destructive to your person.
Here is how you can identify your own...Read More
- Are you ready for love, real love, but don’t know how to conquer that first step of finding a date?
- Are you trying to put yourself out there, but keep having your advances rejected?
- Are you frustrated at your tendency to attract the wrong type of lovers, while you seem to go unnoticed by those you actually want a relationship with?
If your answer to any of those questions is “yes”, then this article is for you.
Here are some of the top 3 skills you need to learn, to start attracting more potential lovers in your everyday life.Read More
Seeking out deep, interpersonal relationships, is a natural human tendency. For some, developing lasting relationships is a strength and talent. For the rest of us, sometimes we claim the lone-wolf path.
Instinctively, almost all of us become magnetized into finding a romantic partner for ourselves eventually. It's best to be prepared for this moment.
How you mingle determines whether or not you stay single. Check this out.Read More
Most of us have big dreams and goals, so why are we encountering resistance from our family and friends—the people we thought would be the most supportive of our dreams?
Inside, we take a look at goal strategizing and where to best find support for you and your dreams.Read More
Building up confidence is a multi-faceted endeavor that requires personal growth, productivity, communication skills, and an ability to objectively assess any situation. There are many ways to go about this, but they all begin with you.
See how you can achieve great results by making great decisions with confidence...Read More
Why are there some people that you’d happily go to see day in and day out… while there are others that you’d rather not deal with at all?
Uncover the underlying principle that affects your likability...Read More
What do we believe about our emotions?
How many of us believe that we understand them completely?Read More